Tagged: Growth

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Reborn: A Conversation With Renata

Being reborn is painful. It seems that the process needs follow a certain course, from catastrophe to searching and, finally, to the new being. The following is from a conversation I had with an artist (I’ll call her Renata–meaning reborn) that began as a comment/question of hers on Facebook […]

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Group Discussion: When Is It Ready For The Trash? II

Part 2 of 2. I recently began a discussion on Linkedin.com on the question “how and when does the artist know, while in the process of doing a piece of art, that the work is not going anywhere and must be destroyed or redone”. Question: “I know you’ve heard the question ‘when is a painting finished?’ My question–when is a painting ‘finished’– ready for the trash […]

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Group Discussion: When Is It Ready For The Trash?

I recently began a discussion on the above question at Linkedin.com in the group True Artist: Living The Art. Here are some interesting insights on my query from other artists with my responses. Question: “I know you’ve heard the question ‘when is a painting finished?’, my question–when is a painting ‘finished’– ready for the trash […]

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Death Of A Painting: The Five Stages Of Grief

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief are quite apropos in describing my usual process of coming to terms with the death of a painting –a painting that isn’t going to make the grade and finally, ultimately, must be destroyed […]